Monday, 22 June 2015

Ten reasons why honey is a super food


Honey's ‘super food’ status is not a new thing. The Ancient Greeks believed that honey helped you to live longer. Aristotle talked about its healing qualities and there's more...

Ten helpful honey hints:

1.  Honey possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

2.  It contains vitamins and minerals.

3.  It is said to be better than cough medicine for treating allergy-related coughs.

4.  It helps with acid reflux.

5.  It can help bring down cholesterol levels.

6.  It is good for the skin.

7.  It can boost the performance of athletes.

8.  It helps maintain blood sugar levels and so can help people with Type 2 Diabetes.

My current supply of super food
9.  It contains phytonutrients, which can help prevent certain types of cancer.

10. It is versatile, can be put into drinks, spread on toast, added to cakes... The list is endless, but one thing is for sure. It tastes delicious no matter how it is served...

...so pass the honey pot, please! 






15 comments:

  1. Good for us, and delicious - that works for me!

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  2. Winnie the Pooh was on to something. Just don't get stuck in the honeypot!

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    1. Doh! I forgot to mention one of my favourite bears! Yes, Winnie the Pooh knew what he was tum-tee-tumming about.

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  3. A few years ago I met a lady with her dog whilst out walking in woodland. She was telling me that the poor animal had been hit by a car, and was heavily plastered with honey under his bandages. She said it speeded up the healing process. I was amazed, but kept wondering how she managed to keep the dog from licking his wounds.

    I did see her again some months later, and her dog had made a full recovery. The honey used was called Manuka honey.

    I love it myself and swear by it for sore throats. Sometimes, I'll just pop a spoonful straight into my mouth, and whenever I go for an aromatherapy massage, my therapist makes me a herbal tea with a small spoonful of honey in the bottom.

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    1. I've had Manuka honey. It's an acquired taste but said to be brilliant for curing wounds.

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  4. Hi Ros - honey is an amazing natural product ... and so useful as you've ennumerated. I do like Maria does - whenever I feel a bout of winter bug type throat or grottiness coming on ... a warm honey, lemon mix with some spices in ... warms me, eases my 'tubes' and flushes through and I feel distinctly better. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Why wait until you feel ill? It's delicious any time of the year.

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  5. I have just bought a jar of local honey, made by bees that harvest the flowers up on Mt Teide.

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    1. They say that it's really good for us to eat local food as it's made with the things that surround us. Apparently this is especially the case with honey so that sounds good and healthy...and yummy too.

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  6. Oh I do love honey! It's nice to know that something so delicious and useful is also good for us.

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  7. I love honey too but you're right that manuka honey is an squired taste and it is expensive too.

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  8. I use honey quite regularly mainly on toast. Sometimes when somewhat "under the weather" I use it to make a "hot toddy" with whiskey. My favourite is ROWSE liquid honey, which you show in the picture, Rosalind. Yum yum. My father used honey as a sweetener in his hot drinks. Thank you for the memory, Rosalind.

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